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Government must act quickly on energy bills
06 November 2013
Whilst the Trussell Trust reported earlier this month that numbers using food banks have tripled this year alone, a rise reflected in Bristol, they also drew attention to the growing number of people handing back food requiring cooking because they cannot afford to heat it. Aren’t we ashamed by this?
Kerry questions traffic scheme proposals for St George
Whilst I welcome measures to address road safety issues and excessive speed on Crews Hole Road and Beaufort Road in St George amongst others, I am concerned that Bristol City Council’s traffic scheme proposals are not the right solution
Cameron promised to fix ‘broken’ politics but the ‘gagging bill’ will only make it worse
Kerry McCarthy MP is leading criticism of the ‘gagging’ Bill which would mean ordinary people, campaigning groups and charities would be severely restricted in how they can campaign in the year leading up to an election.
Kerry signs up to mental health anti-stigma pledge
On World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October), Kerry signed a pledge with Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma programme The pledge is a commitment by MPs in their roles as small employers to address mental health stigma and discrimination, and support mental health and wellbeing among their staff.
MP accuses Prime Minister of ‘shocking complacency’ on food banks
The Prime Minister was today forced to defend the Government’s record on food banks, in response to a question from Kerry McCarthy MP.
The video your MP must see #ArmsTradeTreaty
Amnesty have launched a new action today to keep the campaign for a comprehensive Arms Trade Treaty in the political spotlight as we enter a crucial phase in the negotiations. Last July I attended the first couple of days of the month-long UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty in New York: a frustrating couple [...]
What’s Going On… the Succession to the Crown Bill
Tomorrow a Committee of the Whole House will be considering amendments to the Succession to the Crown Bill. The Speaker hasn’t selected the amendments for debate yet, but looking at those tabled I see that Paul Flynn and Kelvin Hopkins are moving the following new clause, entitled “Civil Partnership”: “In the event of the heir [...]
What’s Going On… with the Welfare Bill
Ok, I’ve been doing shadow FCO things for a couple of hours, (team meeting, prepping for tomorrow’s FCO questions, Douglas Alexander speaking at the PLP on Europe). I’m now about to head into the Chamber for the Welfare Uprating Bill but thought it might be as, if not more, useful to do a quick blog [...]
Back to work
OK, so it was back to Parliament today, although a scrappy sort of day with random bits and pieces in the Chamber and no votes. Very strange not to have any statements on first day back after recess – a sign I suppose that the Christmas/ New Year period was quieter than most. I went [...]
Q to Home Secretary #feminism #VAWG
I’m not sure how widely it’s known that you can find online Hansard reports within about three hours of when it happens… It’s on the parliament website. Here’s the question I asked the Home Secretary today, and her (OK, in fact pretty good) answer. Kerry McCarthy (Bristol East) (Lab): Over the Christmas and new year [...]
@ReeceFranciss look who I've been hanging out with.... http://t.co/WZE1Nj4wI1
11 Jun 2013
@mattbooth1 @SharonHodgsonMP I'm letting Sharon sort that one out!
11 Jun 2013
@SharonHodgsonMP @mattbooth1 I see the consumer rights bill is being published tomorrow. Second Reading before recess?
11 Jun 2013
@stillawake @louisjemanuel @EverydaySexism I've been watching it for years - even Guardian do it, eg when a mother is murdered.
11 Jun 2013
@stillawake @louisjemanuel @EverydaySexism I knew before I clicked on that link it would be child abuse; that's the exception to the rule!
11 Jun 2013
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